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How fast is the hr of a patient who is in v-fib?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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In brief: Zero

In ventricular fibrillation, the heart is not beating at all - there is an uncoordinated quivering of the heart muscle without any effective contraction.
V-fib leads to irreversible death within a few minutes. Immediate treatment (with an aed, automated external defibrillator) can convert v-fib to a rhythm that allows the heart to beat and restores the circulation.

In brief: Zero

In ventricular fibrillation, the heart is not beating at all - there is an uncoordinated quivering of the heart muscle without any effective contraction.
V-fib leads to irreversible death within a few minutes. Immediate treatment (with an aed, automated external defibrillator) can convert v-fib to a rhythm that allows the heart to beat and restores the circulation.
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